Avocado and Pineapple Salsa


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  • 2 tablespoons lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 ripe pineapple, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch slices lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 small red onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, stemmed, seeded if desired, and minced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 ripe California avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch dice


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine lime juice, tequila and sugar.
  2. Add pineapple and toss to coat thoroughly.
  3. Let marinate for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove pineapple and set aside.
  5. Transfer marinade to a saucepan over medium heat.
  6. Add vinegar and simmer, stirring often until reduced by half.
  7. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
  8. Preheat grill to medium high.
  9. Wipe grill with an oiled towel and place pineapple on grill at and angle.
  10. Cook for 6-8 minutes, turning frequently until outside of pineapple is lightly golden and caramelized.
  11. Remove from grill, let cool and cut into 1/4-inch dice.
  12. In a bowl, combine pineapple with reduced vinegar mixture.
  13. Gently toss in onion, jalapeno, cilantro, olive oil, salt, pepper, and avocado.
  14. Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary.
  15. Serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 3
Calories: 24
Total Fat: 0 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Sugar: 4 g
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbs: 6 g
Protein: 0 g


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